Companies form docking systems venture


Technomarine of Canada and Marinetek Group of Finland have joined forces to offer a complete range of docking systems to the international market.

Two new sales companies, one in Finland and one in the United States, are being formed to supply all aluminum and concrete dock brands currently available from both manufacturers, the companies said in a statement.

The new European company will be jointly owned by Technomarine, Marinetek Group and Marinetek DAS of Turkey and will cover the European and Middle East markets. The North American venture, which includes sales to the Caribbean, will be jointly owned by Technomarine USA and Marinetek North America.

"The joint venture complements our overall strategic initiative to offer a comprehensive product line, along with turnkey project development services to our clients. This partnership will allow us to further develop our platform and market positioning to become the world's leading supplier of advanced docking solutions," Technomarine USA president and CEO Erik Sanderson said in a statement.

The European company will begin operations Jan. 22, when the Dusseldorf Boat Show opens in Germany, and the North American company will follow on Jan. 26, the first day of the International Marina and Boatyard Conference in Florida.

Click here for the full release.


Wholesale Shipments Drop in September

NMMA: Easing supply chain constraints should enable more manufacturers to build boats.

Dealers: What’s Your 2021 Retail Outlook?

The monthly Pulse Report asks marine retailers to weigh in on November market conditions.

2020 On Track for More Than 300,000 Boat Registrations

It’s the highest number since 2007, when there were almost 400,000 boats registered for the year.

A United Industry Voice Impacts Summer Sales

The comprehensive collective effort of the Get on Board campaign was a key factor in generating boatloads of new customers.

Boating Writer Scholarship Now Open

The BWI Active Interest Media Boating Journalist Scholarship is now accepting applications through January 15. College students are encouraged to apply for the $3,000 scholarship.

Quick Hits: November 24, 2020

Bluewater Yacht Sales expands; ICOMIA issues yacht coatings guide; and Elcome expands forecasting services.

Iris Innovations Launches Garmin OneHelm Compatible Camera and Alarm Management System

The UK-based company’s new products allow users to manage all onboard cameras and alarms via Garmin MFDs.